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Old 20.02.2012, 15:31
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So, the UK is different to Germany which is different to France which is different to Switzerland which is different to Greece which is different to Malta which is different to Sweden which is different to Austria which is similar to Switzerland... So how is Switzerland not in Europe again?

Something like that...
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Old 20.02.2012, 15:32
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and there is no country on this planet like the USA...God bless America
yeeeehaw! god bless there isnt!
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Old 20.02.2012, 15:34
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Something like that...
Opps. We are totally OT. Sorry.

America. Don't bash it.
Switzerland. Don't bash it either.

(how's that. )
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Old 20.02.2012, 15:36
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ending the cold war? hahaha! is that what they tell your in US TV and US history books at school? and by the way: its been the russians, english plus americans that ended the world war II. and a small share from France. Afghanistan is stil going on. and guess why you had trouble with osama and his mudjaheads? interference! letting people down after they were used by US for its interests (helping to defend vs. the russian invasion, that was an action part of the cold war-> that the US ended? -> roflcopter) terror just moved countries, no improvement. mh, 112 years of help for europe from the united states of altruistics. what help does the US give without political or economical interest? ZERO. not even in Kosovo. i got told it got just bombed to camouflage a delicate sexual intercourse of billy clinton. not inflate your ego-> smaller problems-> more love.
Oh yeahttp://www.ualberta.ca/~mfowler/WWII...nvolvement.htm

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Old 20.02.2012, 15:37
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Old 20.02.2012, 15:40
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

oh dear, what a pathetic thread, I can't believe its still running.

people really should step back, read what they wrote, then substitute the country name and have a little think - what would you think of the poster (if it wasn't you)

Oh and FFS people, learn your history before posting your "facts"
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Old 20.02.2012, 15:41
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

OP reminds me of the US soldiers i used to meet in germany in the mid90s.

this sort of american exceptionalist mentality was one of the reasons why i loved leaving the states, and things i will dread about being back there, if i ever should return.

usually the folks i met who were belligerent and nationalist in their expat experience either rotated back quickly or slowly painfully had their eyes open to the plurality of life and eventually came around to their senses and unplugged the little drill instructor in their head.
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Old 20.02.2012, 15:42
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oh dear, what a pathetic thread, I can't believe its still running.

people really should step back, read what they wrote, then substitute the country name and have a little think - what would you think of the poster (if it wasn't you)

Oh and FFS people, learn your history before posting your "facts"
Had a think: worthless...
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:11
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Oh and FFS people, learn your history before posting your "facts"
From which textbook? A normal one, or "How the USA influenced Plato" ?
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:22
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From which textbook? A normal one, or "How the USA influenced Plato" ?

just about any text book, rather then watching a hollywood film and taking it as gospel
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:22
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From which textbook? A normal one, or "How the USA influenced Plato" ?
I heard he used to stick a way half a crate of whiskey every day.
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:27
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Ah yes, the same nationalistic protectionistic sorts that have pulled the plug numerous times on Greece since 1821... oh wait.
Difference being, this isn't 1821 and the fools back then weren't dumb enough to lump a country that has defaulted 5 times in the last 200 years into a common currency. And since austerity won't save any single one of the other countries, almost all of which couldn't meet the stringent austerity limits for debt to GDP, it doesn't look good for any of the EU economies which, again, doesn't bode well for centrists.

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Probably because there is a lot of black money sloshing around in Italy, as opposed to no money (neither black nor white) in Greece.
I'm not an economist so I don't know whether the difference is the presence of cash, but the debt is the crucial bit, i.e. including entitlement programs like retirement that generate some rather eye-popping graphs.

Wish I had more confidence in the eurocrats, though, as it's anyone's guess as to how this will all play out.
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:29
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

I have bookmarked this topic, so that I can come back every now and then to remind myself that we gringos aren't the only ones who seem to breed the kind of inbred and tortured jingoism that is all over the place in this thread. my favorite posts are the ones where people who are clearly much smarter than me have successfully distilled historical events and issues that involved millions of people into single caustive events, like "who won which war?" or "why does the dude on the street in [insert name of country] hate me?"

as I posted earlier, I have never had any problem with locals bashing the US. if you feel compelled to do so, however, have at thee and knock yourself out, it won't change the price of a cold Cardinal Original at the Coop.
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:34
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I heard he used to stick a way half a crate of whiskey every day.
Shame one couldn't say the same about John Stuart Mill
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:38
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just about any text book, rather then watching a hollywood film and taking it as gospel


OMG - d'you mean to say that they are not reel?



(pun intended)
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The Iranian border at Bazargan does (or used to) have "Down with USA" painted across it.

Going into Iran, the customs/border officials were much politer than the ones I normally meet going into the U.S.
thanks for the tip, just booked my summer vacation to Tehran.
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I heard he used to stick a way half a crate of whiskey every day.
Must have been Bourbon or Sourmash, Scottish culture wasn't too prevalent 2000 years ago.
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:46
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Re: When the Swiss have the audacity to bash America

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And you wonder why the Arab world hates you and your foreign policy?

Sorry, America is not the world's moral compass. No one likes being occupied, so why not do the world a favour and wind your neck in?

hmm, somebody is sour that they couldnt colonize the Arabs like Anglos and Yanks
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:49
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hmm, somebody is sour that they couldnt colonize the Arabs like Anglos and Yanks
Nope. I've re-read this statement several times and still have no idea what you are trying to say.
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:54
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Nope. I've re-read this statement several times and still have no idea what you are trying to say.

I think he is trying to say the rep system does in fact work
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